Sunday, September 25

Tag: Internet culture

Gaming

Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Bad Metaverse Graphics Backlash

Image: Meta / KotakuEarlier this week was supposed to be a celebratory time for the folks at Meta, as its reality-devouring project Horizon Worlds was now available in more countries. The occasion was marked by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself posting a “selfie” of his in-game avatar in front of a digital Eiffel tower. Sounds cute, right? Problem was, the graphics were comparable to what you’d expect from a children’s game like Roblox, not from a multi-billion dollar company’s efforts to shape our collective virtual future. The internet immediately roasted Mark Zuckerberg’s selfie to hell and back. And now, Zuck is here to do some damage control. Posting over on Instagram, for those of you who scrolled through enough recommended posts to see it, is an entirely new virtual rendition of ...
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Twitch Shooting Planned On Discord Investigated As Hate Crime

Photo: John Normile (Getty Images)Tragedy struck New York on May 14 as an 18-year-old white male shot and killed at least 10 people in the city of Buffalo, police said. The shooter, whose online username is reportedly “jimboboiii”, has been taken into custody after livestreaming the whole thing on gaming platform Twitch, the company confirmed on Saturday evening. The shooter released a 180-page manifesto detailing his racist and anti-Semitic views, which he partially attributes to controversial online forum 4chan. The document also mentions what appears to be a private Discord chat server, where he allegedly detailed his plans in advance.The shooting happened at a Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Street, a dense suburban area in western New York state. According to local outlet The Buffal...